Welcome back! It sucks that your daughter's phone was stolen, but I am glad the trip was fun!
I have to agree with your observations. Magic Kingdom was like a nightmare. It IS dated. I wish they would modernise. Heaven knows they have the revenue to do so. Thank you for saying that. I thought it was just me. I guess they want to preserve the nostalgia, but even with the expansion, it is still compact and sluggish. The highlight of EPCOT for me was the International Food and Wine diddly do. I ate and drank myself silly. Animal Kingdom was fun and my youngest daughter's favourite. Can we give Universal Studios a round of applause just for being awesome? Islands of Adventure will always be on my must visit list. I am looking forward to going back and taking our oldest for the first time. (The Disney Resort in Paris and the Universal Studios in Singapore are not on that level.)
Have fun grocery shopping, reconnecting with Chops, and enjoying that weather.